I spent many years trying to please those I loved. I molded and edited and shrunk my needs, ideas and opinions. I searched for a way to ensure that every word and action I said and took would guarantee that they’d approve, accept and love me forever.
What I didn’t realize was that every time I ignored my inner compass, every time I shushed myself to fit in, I lost a piece of myself.
I have since learned that yes, I may lose them if I set a limit. It’s scary, messy, and almost always uncertain territory. There is no guarantee that they will continue to do this life thing with me. But there is a guarantee I no longer abandon myself… that I can choose to do this life thing with me no matter what. I am worthy of this and so are you.